The Queen’s Birthday June long weekend typically means rain and this year was no different. It wasn’t ideal gardening weather, but I did plant some more onions and radishes and cleared out some dead tromboncino vines. It was, however, perfect weather to flop on the lounge under a blanket and watch movies. Or venture out … Continue reading Wars, pets, Minions and Wonder Woman – rainy long weekend viewing.
Late one night, many years ago (around 1993), I caught On Golden Pond on TV when nothing else was on. I had no plans to watch it, but ended up sucked into the family story of 3 generations trying to resolve longstanding issues and conflicts before it’s too late. But one scene in particular started … Continue reading “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”. Celebrating Katharine Hepburn on what would have been her 110th birthday.
So, in the final days of 2016 (a year in which Prince, one of my all-time favourite artists suddenly passed away), Carrie Fisher has sadly died at only 60. And with a life much lived and so much to say about her, I’m left to reflect on the loss of someone whose work meant so much to me for … Continue reading It Twirled Up! Beyond Star Wars, what Carrie Fisher meant to me.
Each year at Christmas, the same patterns tend to emerge. Shopping, cooking, hanging out with family and friends. One of my favourite Christmas traditions is watching the same festive movies. For me, watching these particular films makes it feel like Christmas. This list is by no means an extensive list of Christmas movies, they are just the … Continue reading It’s Christmas! My favourite Christmas movies
Warner Bros. 1962. Director: Robert Aldrich. Screenplay: Lukas Hellar, based on the novel by Henry Farrell Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? is one of my favourite movies. Ever. I really don’t need an excuse to watch it again but, as it is Halloween, it is the perfect time to enjoy this creepy, dark psychological thriller. … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? – this gothic masterpiece is a Halloween treat